Alex Canovas / Artistic Director


2019-2020 Season: Metropolis

Our city goes by many names – The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, Gotham. The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus knows it by another name – home. Join us as YNYC explores every corner of the great city of New York through song. We’ll be singing works composed in each of the five boroughs in each of the five boroughs, while also celebrating the dynamic musical communities that have been built here throughout the years.

Holiday Modulations – Mixed and Women’s Ensembles Combined

Holiday Modulations will celebrate the versatility of the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus by showcasing a number of festive holiday favorites for different types of choral modules – Mixed, Women’s, Symphonic Women’s, Men’s, and Chamber Ensembles. We’ll be singing works by Rutter, Lauridsen, Biebl, Palestrina, as well as some sing-along carols.

Concert dates:
Friday, December 13th, 2019 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (Manhattan)
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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Brooklyn)
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Please note that concert repertoire/music will be the same for both nights!

POSTPONED – Kings & Queens – A Two-Part Concert Series

Out of an abundance of caution, we will not be holding our planned performances for March 14th and March 21st. Please click here for more information.
Both our Mixed and Women’s Ensembles will perform stand-alone concerts in Brooklyn (Women’s) and Queens (Mixed), performing music that’s deeply connected to the spirit and culture of both of the Long Island boroughs.

Mixed Ensemble – Saturday, March 14th, 2020, at Jamaica Performing Arts Center

Women’s Ensemble – Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at The Irondale Center

Stories of the Bronx

In what will be the most stylistically diverse concert of the season, the Women’s Ensemble will explore the identity of the northernmost borough through both well-known and non-traditional repertoire.
Saturday, May 30th, 2020, Location TBD

Young in New York

What does it mean to be young in New York? First jobs, dating, apartment issues – we’ll be singing about it all. This concert will feature pieces written by our Competition for Young Composers finalists, a premiere of a piece composed by Rex Isenberg with texts written by members of YNYC, Whitacre, and Queen!

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at St. Peter’s Church (Lexington Avenue)